BEACH ACCESSIBILITY

North Carolina's Brunswick Islands is proud to provide numerous beach access points throughout our five islands as well as handicap accessibility.

BEACH WHEELCHAIRS

Many of our beach communities have sand-friendly wheelchairs to lend or rent to visitors. Here is how to obtain one depending on which beach you are visiting:

GOLF CARTS ON THE BEACH

Golf carts are not typically allowed on the beaches, as to not disturb the fellow visitors or wildlife such as sea turtles or their nests. Some of our towns allow for those who need them to drive golf carts on the beach under the following circumstances:

  • Caswell Beach – Golf carts may be allowed on the beach with a permit. Contact for more information (910-278-5471). The form can be found online at http://caswellbeach.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/Golf-Cart-Registration-Form.pdf
  • Sunset Beach – Golf carts may be allowed on the beach, but please first inform the Police department (910-579-2151). They are only allowed directly from the beach access point to the destination spot on the sand.  Riding up or down the beach strand is prohibited.

HANDICAP PARKING AND BEACH ACCESS POINT

Each beach has its own rules regarding parking, public beach access points, and special accessibility. It would be a good idea to check with the appropriate town hall or town website to find specific information before your trip.

Caswell Beach

  • Handicap Accessible Beach Access:
    • Near 701 Caswell Beach Road
  • Public Beach Access:
  • There are many public access points.

Oak Island

  • Handicap Accessible Beach Access:
  • Public Beach Access:
  • There are 65 public beach access points on Oak Island.

Holden Beach

  • Handicap Accessible Beach Access:
    • East end of McCray Street with parking
    • Quinton Street with parking and ramp/gazebo/shower
    • Jordan Blvd. and bridge access ramp with ramp and shower
    • 567 Ocean Blvd. W with parking
  • Public Beach Access:
  • There are 23 public beach access points on Holden Beach.
  • All public beach access points may be found online at  http://www.hbtownhall.com/files/103876132.pdf

Ocean Isle Beach

  • Handicap Accessible Beach Access:
    • Charlotte Street with parking
    • Raeford Street with parking
    • Monroe Street with parking
    • Beaufort Street with parking
    • Driftwood Drive
  • Public Beach Access:
  • There are 25 public beach access points on Ocean Isle Beach.
  • All public beach access points may be found online at http://www.oibgov.com/pview.aspx?id=20698&catid=565

Sunset Beach

  • Handicap Accessible Beach Access:
    • Street Scape
    • The Gazebo
    • West End
  • Public Beach Access
  • There are 33 public beach access points on Sunset Beach.
  • All public beach access points are open except 10th Street which should be finished by June 1, 2017.

Bald Head Island

PIERS

Each of the ocean fishing piers is ADA accessible, offering wonderful views of the beach, ocean, and fishing.

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